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Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

In Scotland, the cervical screening test is offered to all women:

  • between the ages of 25 and 49 every 3 years
  • between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years

  

Regular cervical screening (smear test):

  • Is the best protection against cervical cancer
  • Saves around 5,000 lives every year in the UK
  • prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.

The test takes less than 5 minutes and can save lives.  Go on add a smear to your to do list.

Make your appointment with either your

  • GP practice
  • sexual health clinic or
  • family planning clinic

For more information about cervical screening, please visit NHSinform website

Talking about smear tests

Watch Cassi from Radio Clyde ask Glasgow women what they think of smear tests


Nurse Christine talks to Radio Clyde's Cassi about smear tests - does Cassi agree to have one?

More smear talk - Youtube playlist also includes videos in BSL